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‘Music Can Bring So Much Joy and Happiness’

Is it good to play music? “Music can bring so much joy and happiness to people,” said Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2005, “especially if it’s performed with a good motivation.” In explaining how to play music in the most beneficial ...

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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Receives AUS$2.5 Million Matching Grant

On March 24, 2017, the Victoria state government in Australia announced that the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, an FPMT project that once completed will be the largest stupa in the Western world, would received a AUS$2.5 million matching grant. ...

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Preparing for the 2017 Light of the Path Retreat

Registration is now open for the extended 2017 Light of the Path hosted by Kadampa Center in North Carolina, USA, and taking place August 20-September 17. We hope that many students will be able to attend in person or participate ...

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Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: On Feeling Loved

A student wrote to Lama Zopa Rinpoche saying that he felt no one liked him. Rinpoche responded as follows. When you had very negative thoughts before, thinking “nobody loves me, no one cares for me etc.,” you had so much ...

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Please Rejoice in Another Year of Ongoing Animal Liberations

Benefiting animals in any way possible is a high priority for FPMT and one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the organization. The Animal Liberation Fund helps carry forth this work. The Animal Liberation Fund sponsored the liberations of ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Art

Can creating art be a Dharma practice? Lama Zopa Rinpoche discussed this in 2005. Here is what he said: “The first thing to think about,” explained Rinpoche, “is one’s attitude. The purpose of making the painting or of creating any ...

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Ven. Lobsang Konchok, Buddha House Artist-in-Residence (Video)

Student Carole Migalka of Buddha House, near Adelaide, Australia, shared a brief profile of resident artist Ven. Lobsang Konchok: During Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s visit to Buddha House in May 2015, Rinpoche spoke of a Tibetan artist, Ven. Lobsang Konchok, residing ...

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Resources for Realizing the Lamrim

“What makes your life most meaningful is meditation on the lamrim, then to live your life with bodhichitta motivation. This is the best.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche FPMT Education Services would like to remind you of several resources available to ...

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‘If You Offer Even One Water Bowl with Bodhichitta …’

Rinpoche wrote this letter to students in Mongolia who make extensive water bowl offerings every day. My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling ones, I don’t have much to say, but when we make offerings, I always remember in ...

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Rejoicing in Long-Term Retreat Cabin Rebuild

Out of control wildfires ravaged many parts of the United States’ Pacific Northwest during the Summer of 2015. Several fires occurred in Okanogan County, Washington, where Buddha Amitabha Pure Land (BAPL) is located. Among the damage done, a retreat cabin ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Explains Tormas

What exactly are tormas? The word is Tibetan (the Sanskrit is balingta) and refers to an offering cake used in rituals. There are various different types of tormas for different purposes. Tormas can be ornamented in many ways, such as ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule

September 29 Teaching on refuge, Panchen Losang Chogyen, Vienna, Austria September 30 – October 1 Great Medicine Buddha initiation, Panchen Losang Chogyen, Austria